Lady Gaga’s latest update seems to confirm that she will soon lend her talents to ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’. More so, Gaga’s post also gives a major clue about the character she will play. In a post for her Twitter account, Gaga revealed the upcoming film’s slated release date along with a brief 18-second clip in shades of red and black.
The teaser, which features two character silhouettes dancing to Fred Astaire’s “Cheek to Cheek,” identifies Joaquin Phoenix and Gaga as the main stars of the film. Eagle-eyed viewers might also note that the clip illuminates small, unmistakable features on each character’s face. On Phoenix’s Joker, we see makeup directly above and below his eyes. On Gaga, we see a small heart-shaped tattoo directly under her left eye. It’s a cornerstone of the character of Harley Quinn.
Of course, the musical aspect of the film means that Gaga will also be able to show off her impressive vocal abilities. Although the film’s title has previously led fans to speculate that Gaga will take on the role of Haley Quinn, this is the first official confirmation of her specific involvement in the project. According to National Library of Medicinethe term “Folie à Deux” is actually a medical term meaning “an identical or similar mental disorder affecting two or more individuals, usually members of a close family”.
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